i was wondering what symptoms are associated with optic nerve lesions.
1) is there normally problems with colour vision
2) is there an afferent pupil defect?
3) can they be detected during a dilated exam
4) is it possible to have them and the doctor not notice?
5) what are the usual symptoms?
thank you, doctor. i understand.
would you be able to tell me whether any visual defects would be "positive" or "negative" - I mean, would you have blank areas in your vision, or would you actually see a black area like with a retinal detachment?
also, can you pls tell me whether these "lesions" are tumours? is it possible to have 20 or more of them? if you had a comprehensive eye exam by an eye MD, would they know if you had them or would you need special tests to check? sorry for all the questions, but I am very worried. thanks you
i have 20 or so spots in my vision (different each eye) and my retinas are healthy so I thought it might be a optic nerve issue and was wondering how that is determined, like if there are other symptoms associated with it that give a clue. when I had the dilated exam, the doctor said my optic nerves looked fine.
sorry to annoy you but I am just trying to narrow this down and I thought there might be things like pupil defects or colour vision problems that go with optic nerve problems. or I thought there might be characteristic vision defects that could point to (or away from) an optic nerve problem.
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